Douglas County Oregon is known as the “Land of Umpqua”.

There are many opportunities for the summer vacationer to visit and enjoy in this area. Below is a list of a few of the many things and places to see and enjoy. It is recommended that a visit to the Roseburg Visitors Center website is a great place to start. Make sure to check out the event calendar on their website.

City of Roseburg Visitors Center & Convention Bureau
410 SE Spruce Street
PO Box 1262
Roseburg, OR 97470
541-672-9731 / 1-800-444-9584

The China Ditch is a thirty mile long canal excavated by as many as 200 Chinese laborers. This water was to supply mining along Myrtle Creek, a tributary of the South Umpqua. The BLM and USFS have created a driving tour of the area. Below are a few links with information about the site just east of the town of Myrtle Creek Oregon.

There are many farms that dot the Umpqua landscape. There are many produce stands, and even some u-pick farms. The Land of Umpqua is also famous for Hazelnuts. The listing below is far from complete, but it will help get you started, beginning with a listing for the oldest farmer’s market in Douglas County that is open every Saturday, from 9am – 1pm from mid April thru October.

Umpqua Valley Farmers Market
2052 NE Diamond Lake Blvd
Roseburg, Oregon
541-530-6200

If you are not familiar with CSA farming,(community supported agriculture), watch this video.

Grapes have become a major crop in Douglas County. There are numerous wineries located throughout the Land of Umpqua. Below is a map of the area’s vineyards and wineries.

A guided tour of area vineyards and wineries so you don’t have to drive.

Southern Oregon is famous for the wild mushrooms that grow there. Because there are numerous varieties of mushrooms that are toxic and/or poisonous, it is highly recommended that you should educate yourself about wild mushrooms before you ever consider consuming any. There are regulations on picking wild mushrooms on BLM and US Forest Service lands. The sites below should help you get started if this interests you.

Winston Oregon is the home of Wildlife Safari. This is a 600 acre drive thru Wild Animal Park. Pets are not allowed on the drive through the park; however the park does have kennels available at no cost if you have your own padlock. They also have an RV park onsite with a three day stay limit. This would be a great hit with the kids.

The North Umpqua River is a wild and scenic river, and is home to many of natures wonders. Don’t miss the waterfalls. The Umpqua National Forest encompasses most of the North Umpqua and a small portion of the South Umpqua Rivers.

There are also BLM lands located in Douglas County. Camping on BLM land is limited to 14 days, then you must relocate at least 25 miles away to continue camping on BLM land.

Off highway vehicle (OHV) use, ATVs, is regulated in Oregon and requires your ATV to be permitted by the state of Oregon. This includes Quads, 3 wheelers, jeeps, Sand Rails, SUVs, Side x Sides, and motorcycles that are to be used off road. On road use requires those ATVs to be titled, registered and insured. For more information on this subject, see the websites below.

Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife requires all motor boats and all manually powered boats over ten feet in length to have an aquatic invasive species permit. This includes jet skis, wet bikes, etc. Boats registered in Oregon have this permit included in their annual boat license. The permit for motor boats is non transferable from boat to boat, however the permit for manual boats, ie rafts, kayaks, etc. can be transferred from watercraft to watercraft. You must have this permit in your possession if you are stopped or you will be cited. A “boat” is defined in ORS 830.005 (2): “Boat” means every description of watercraft, including a seaplane on the water and not in flight, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water, but does not include boathouses, floating homes, air mattresses, beach and water toys or single inner tubes. Oregon also passed a new invasive species boat inspection law this year. If there is a boat inspection site set up with signs and you have a boat and fail to stop and have your boat inspected, you will be cited. For more information visit the following website:

Also, if your boat is registered in Oregon, you are required to have completed a mandatory boater’s safety course. Out of state boaters operating a boat registered out of state are exempt from this regulation “IF” you will be in the state of Oregon less than 60 days. This means that if you plan on dredging in Oregon for more than two months and you will be using an out of state registered boat or personal water craft, then you must have proof you have taken an approved boaters safety course from another state or you must take an Oregon approved course. The Oregon boater’s safety course is available online. One of the approved on line courses is free, look closely.

More boater safety information;

50 places to fish within 60 minutes of Roseburg Oregon.

Fishing and hunting licenses are available from many retail stores all over Oregon. The Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife website has a lot of information available. The Rogue, Illinois, Applegate and Umpqua rivers are located in ODF&W zone 5, SW Oregon. The following web pages have more information on fishing and hunting. Zone 5 Fishing & Hunting report;

Fishing license information;

Hunting license information

A separate Oregon license is required for shellfish, (crabs, clams, shrimp, scallops, etc.). You only need the shellfish license, not a fishing license to fish for shellfish.

Be aware that there may be health closures during the year preventing harvesting of shellfish because of waterborne bacteria, ie red tide. Make sure there are no public health closures before you harvest any shellfish in Oregon. Call the shellfish safety hotline, 503-986-4728 or 1-800-448-2474 for closure information. The following website provides more information on this subject;

Crayfish and bullfrogs can be caught without a fishing license from Oregon Fish & Wildlife. You can catch 100 crayfish per day per person with a two day possession limit (200 crayfish), however, you may not use a fishing pole with a hook on it to catch crayfish. There is no possession limit on bullfrogs. Either may be caught year round. It is illegal to harvest or posses freshwater clams or mussels unless you posses a special permit issued by ODF&W.

If you would like your business, activity, event or information to be added to this information guide, please call our office at 530-493-2012 and provide the necessary details. We apologize if we missed you, but there is no way we have the time to make any of these lists complete.

 

Douglas County Fairgrounds RV Park
2110 SW Frear Street
Roseburg, OR 97471
541-957-7010

Meadow Wood RV Park
869 Autumn Ln.
Glendale, OR. 97442
541-832-3114 / 1-800-606-1274

Millsite RV Park
441 SW Fourth Ave
Myrtle Creek, OR.
541-863-3171

On the River Golf & RV Park
111 Whitson Lane,
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457
541-679-3505 / 1-800-521-5556

Rising River RV Park
5579 Grange Road
Winston, OR.
541-679-7256 / 1-800-854-4279

River Bend RV Park
31 SE Thompson Ave.
Winston, OR. 97496
541-670-4000
e-mail ; rudy@mcsi.net

Riverside Trailer & RV Park
871 N Old Pacific Hwy
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457
541-863-03108

Seven Feathers Casino RV Resort

325 Quintioosa Drive
Canyonville, OR 97417
1-877-839-3599 

South Fork RV Park
250 Winston Section Rd.
Winston, OR. 97496
541-430-0260

Tri City RV Park
187 North Old Pacific Highway
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457
541-860-5000

Twin Rivers Vacation Park
433 River Forks Park Road
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
541-673-3811

Umpqua Safari RV Park
511 NE Main St./ PO Box 886
Winston, OR. 97496
541-679-6328 / 1-800-818-8580

Many of the RV parks listed above are located right on the South Umpqua River, and are dredger-friendly, but a few are not. To avoid any confusion on this subject, we suggest you ask the RV Park if they will allow dredging on their river front property.

RV info & reviews

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/rv-parks-winston-oregon-51884.html

www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Oregon/Roseburg.html

http://www.all-oregon.com/rv/roseburg.htm

 

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Gold Ray Dam

This is not an access point; it is a point of interest and the starting point for our map.

This dam was removed during the summer of 2010. It was originally built in 1905. There is plenty of information on the Internet about it. Locals have speculated that there will be rich gold deposits in the Rogue River below the confluence of Bear Creek now that the dam has been removed.

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Caqmping Facilities Near the Rogue River

Listed below are several camping facilities available to visitors along or near the Rogue River

Koa Campgrounds
12297 Blackwell Road
Central Point, OR 97502
541-855-7710
koa.com/campgrounds/medford/

Dardanelle Trailer Park
9566 Old Stage Road
Central Point, OR 97502
541-855-7242
www.dardanelle-rv-mh-park.com

Cypress Grove RV Park
1679 Rogue River Hwy
Gold Hill, OR 97525-9730
541-855-9000
www.cypressgrovervpark.com

Lazy Acres Motel and RV Park
1550 2nd Avenue
Gold Hill, OR 97525
541-855-7000

Valley of the Rogue State Park
3792 N. River Road
Gold Hill, OR 97525
541-582-1118
www.oregonstateparks.org

Circle W RV Park
8110 Rogue River Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527
541-582-1686

Bridgeview RV Resort
8880 Rogue River Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-4355
541-582-5980
www.bridgeviewrvresort.com

Chinook Winds RV Park
8110 Rogue River Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-4348
541-582-1686
www.chinookwindsrv.com

Have A Nice Day Campground
7275 Rogue River Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527
541-582-1421

Riverfront RV Park
7060 Rogue River Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97525
541-855-9000

River Park RV Resort
2956 Rogue River Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-4645
541-479-0046
www.riverparkrvresort.com

Moon Mountain RV Resort
3298 Pearce Park Road
Grants Pass, OR 97526-3994
541-479-1145
www.moonmountainrv.com

Royal Trailer Park
200 Lewis Avenue
Grants Pass, OR 97527
541-476-2159

Moon Mountain RV Resort
205 NW 5th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526-2055
541-479-1145

Rogue Valley Overnighters RV Park
1806 NW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-479-2208

Jack’s Landing RV Resort
247 NE Morgan Lane
Grants Pass, OR 97526-3427
541-472-1144
www.jackslandingrv.com

Dixon RV Park
1227 Redwood Avenue
Grants Pass, OR n97527
541-479-1407

Schroeder Park – Josephine Co. Park
605 Schroeder Lane
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Reservations = 800-452-5687
www.co.josephine.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=493

Whitehorse Park – Josephine Co. Park
7613 Lower River Road
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Reservations = 800-452-5687
www.co.josephine.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=497

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